Event #8 – Imtech Suir

Videos from the event are at the bottom of the page.

LCI Ireland Community of Practice
Lean as Ideology and The Ability to Change

Date: Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Dublin

Free parking available.

  • 18:00 Registration – Tea / Coffee & Sandwiches
  • 18:30 Welcome by Michael Kennedy
  • 18:45 Keynote Speech 1 – Lean as Ideology by Darrin Taylor
  • 19:30 Break Out Sessions
  • 20:30 Keynote Speech 2 – The Ability to Change by Bobby Kerr
  • 21:10 Questions & Answers


Darrin Taylor – Darrin is a Lecturer in Management at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Business School. Darrin is also Co-Director of the Lean Enterprise Excellence Group (www.wit.ie/lean) and Joint Programme Director of the Master of Business in Lean Practice, a leading-edge executive education Programme in Lean Management.

Bobby Kerr – ‎ Bobby Kerr is an Irish entrepreneur and businessman. As chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company he has led Insomnia to become Ireland’s largest coffee house chain over a 16 year period. He presents ‘Down to Business’ a Saturday Business Breakfast show on Newstalk and was a founding ‘Dragon’ on RTE’s Dragons’ Den. He has a variety of business interests in technology & manufacturing.

Breakout sessions –

Human Performance (Pat Gilroy)

Lean Office (Microsoft)

BIM & Quantification (DPW)

Replacing paper processes (Zutec)

True economy (Hilti & Milwaukee)


LCI Ireland CoP Core Group members: John French (Intel); Kevin White (Jones Engineering); Vincent Gibson (FM);  Sean Downey (CIF); Gary Widger (Mercury Eng); Brian Clare (DIT); and Fearghal Scanlon (M+W Group)

LCI Purpose

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of Lean Principles in the Irish Architectural, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Industry and demonstrate how we can implement Lean as a collective group (CoP) through knowledge sharing, innovation through research and deep collaboration between the 4 main sectors – Owners, Designers, Contractors and Trades.

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